My Pop was a US Naval Veteran in WWII, He Joined Dec 12th 1941 & was a boatsmans mate on a destroyer.. I have his badges & medals etc..
Anyhow over the years my twin brother & I got him a 1911 Colt, Ruger Single Six but he always wanted something smaller & lighter to just drop in his pocket.. The J-22 was his answer..
He died at the ripe ole age of 80 & was my mentor & friend..
Thanks For Wooping me Pop.. I needed it alot plus my Twin Brother..
I didn't get much when he passed & made damn sure that my older brother knew that the J-22 was Legaly registered in my name & that I wanted it..
I was with my Dad & we saw the J-22 for sale for $20 OTD & I dropped the $20 bill & bought it for him..
It's sad how my brother seized everything from my Dads house & hasn't ever shared any of my folks things with me or my twin brother or the assetts from the sale of the property..
It's been 10+ years now but still seems like yesterday to me..
I also scored a gun rack that hung on my Pops wall in his bedroom but somehow the Marlin Bolt Action & the Mossberg 20ga disapeared????
I learned to shoot with that Marlin when I was five years old & would have loved to have had it..
I have my 10/22 Ruger hanging in the gun rack & some of my misc gun junk in the drawer, It realy reminds me of my Pop every time I see it.
Found a set of the earlier J-22 wood grips & modified them to fit the later style J-22 with vertical safety & scored a couple of slabs of some nice wood that someday I plan on makeing a killer set of Grips for my POP GUN..Also picked up two more magazines at the gunshows now I have four.
I take it to the range with me sometimes but find my Ruger MKII & 10/22 are just better range companions but the J-22 has it's place as it did for My Pop..
I've done several mods to this pistol & have it to were it's "almost" as reliable as my Ruger MKII Target, These pistols just need to have all the drag taken out, a few springs lightened & fit the barrel hood to the slide..
I know most folks think these guns are junk, maybe that's why there's no posts in this forum, or maybe I'm missing something here??
I know this is a Glock Forum & will have to admitt that MY Glock 19 is always 100% with any ammo fed threw it, 22s are more finicky than that & most cheaper SNSs need to be fed CCI Minimags to be reliable..
Here's a few pics..
"POP GUN" Bryco J-22